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Local Council of Menahamiya (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Menahamiya, Melahamiya

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[Local Council of Menahamiya (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 16th October 1969

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Local Council Menahamiya was established in 1901 —as Melahamiya after the Arabic name of the area— as the first 'colony type' settlement of the Jordan Valley-Kinnereth region. Menahamiya is named after the father (named Menahem) of the first British Governor in the Mandate era, Herbert Samuel. Situated between Tiberias and Bet-Shean and has 1400 inh.

Menahamiya was probably celebrating something when I visited it, since it was covered with flags. The unofficial flag is yellow with the emblem in natural colours. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 1560, 16 October 1969. Sources: author's own observation, 2 October 2001.

Dov Gutterman, 12 October 2001

I received a letter from Mrs. Ariela Koren, Local Council mayor's secretary, dated 14 October 2001, informing me that "the authority's flag is yellow fabric charged with black (sic) emblem". However, the emblem I saw had red houses and green palmtree...

Dov Gutterman, 25 October 2001